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Friday, October 16, 2009

.Snowy Traditions.

We awoke to this this morning.


and this


and this!


And my family was excited. It didn't matter to us that it is only October and that colorful leaves are still clinging to trees. We were excited because our tradition is that the first morning of the first snowfall of the season we get to indulge in homemade gingerbread waffles while listening to Christmas music. {grin}



Daddy REALLY loves these waffles!


We also made snowflakes in school this morning and hung them on our windows.


It is a good thing that we made all of those snowflakes, because despite it being cold, the snowflakes on our windows is the only snow left. I am sure there will be more to follow, though. I really enjoy the winter months being snuggled in my home with my family after a busy summer at camp. {sigh}

And if you are looking to start a "first day of snow" tradition or any excuse to make waffles, here is the yummy recipe!

INGREDIENTS
2 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg, separated
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup molasses
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, mustard and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar and egg yolk until fluffy. Add buttermilk, molasses and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. In a small bowl, beat egg white and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.

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6 comments:

Carrie said...

What a sweet tradition! :) We had our first snow today, too, more than you, and it's still here. :) Z & I went for a walk in it & he loved it! :)

Karen @Snakes-Snails-Puppydogtails said...

I am so jealous! We just moved south from Michigan so this will be our first winter with little or no snow at all!! My boys are sooo bummed especially when they heard they have already gotten snow back where we used to live. We had to PROMISE Carter that we would still take him skiing this year for it to be OK. Enjoy that snow!

rameelin said...

Snow!!!
Where are you guys?
We live in Illinois and I LOVE the first snow (and each that follows..hehe). I love your little family! I see that you got your nose pierced! I did too and then had a terrible, painful experience causing me to take it out. haha. Good luck. I'm sure it's way cute!!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, look at that snow! Such fun! Can it be that I'm just now stumbling on to your blog? Where have I been? ;) I love it here! I think you and I may have a lot in common :)

Pink Slippers said...

very special.

The Mangerchine's said...

I LOVE this tradition... I LOVE family traditions. I really want to try your waffles, but in LA it's not often that we get snow... I'm sure I'll find another excuse though.

Shannon

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